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Intelligent manufacturing brings disruptive changes to production models

The concept of intelligent manufacturing is well known as the "Industry 4.0" and "Made in China 2025". If the Internet changes people's consumption patterns, then intelligent manufacturing will completely change the production model and reconstruct the entire value chain. In terms of implementation, the impact of her is ten times or even hundreds of times greater than that of the Internet in the consumer sector. One is to realize the information connection in the value circulation link, and the other is to realize the information connection in the value creation link.

        This is not only about the communication of people and people, but also the communication of people and equipment, people and products, equipment and equipment, equipment and products, so-called information physics (CPS) is integrated into one, so that everything is connected. .

According to the bill passed by the United States in 2016, the definition of smart manufacturing is:

Advanced technologies in information, automation, monitoring, computing, sensing, modeling and networking:

1. Digital simulation manufacturing production line, computer-controlled manufacturing equipment, monitoring and interaction of production line status, management and optimization of energy consumption and efficiency in the whole production process.

2. Modeling, simulation and optimization of energy efficiency of the plant.

3. Monitor and optimize the energy efficiency of the building.

4. Modeling, simulation, and optimization of product energy efficiency and sustainability performance, including the use of digital models and additive manufacturing to enhance product design.

5. Connect manufacturing products to the network to monitor and optimize network performance, including automated network operations.

6. Digital connection of the supply chain network.

        The definition of the United States places too much emphasis on the technical aspects of smart manufacturing. If we look at how to create value for our customers from the perspective of society and the whole enterprise, I believe that smart manufacturing is "through information, automation, monitoring, computing, sensing, and construction." Advanced technologies in the form of modules and networks to achieve the design and connection of the entire life cycle of the product." Information, automation, monitoring, computing, sensing, modeling, and networking are just technical tools, with the ultimate goal of designing and connecting the entire lifecycle of a product.

        Imagine, under the support of these advanced technologies, the value chain and business model of products from design to manufacturing delivery to after-sales service will be redefined.

        First, we need to study the customer's individual needs characteristics, such as the color and size of the clothes, the car's seat, the interior, etc., planning at the time of design, using modular design to match the personalized selection features, and CBB shared component structure. To achieve LEGO toy-style personalized choice. In a way, personalization in the full sense is impossible or costly to implement, unless it is 3D printing, but it is subject to material. Of course, the process of converting these requirements into design is digitized by the technical means PLM, which can be simulated and sent to the customer for confirmation.

        Then began to plan the production process, through ERP to coordinate the information flow and logistics as a whole, the entire supply chain process still needs planning and design, from the management of customer needs to the execution of the planning system, to the choice and layout of suppliers. Without a proper design, information flow and logistics become increasingly complex in the process of personalization until they collapse.

        Even if the Internet of Things can be realized, this cost will be very high, because it is necessary to ensure that the materials reach the production line on time, and to avoid excessive inventory resources. If the logistics design is unreasonable, too discrete, the handling distance is long, the route crosses retrograde, etc., the cost of sensors and transportation will rise linearly. For example, a well-known logistics giant has significantly reduced red-light waiting time by rationally designing routes (if all vehicles are turning right), thus reducing logistics costs.

Intelligent manufacturing brings disruptive changes to production models

        The next step is the process of individual production, where the design of the production process is still needed. Just like the automatic sorting line of checked baggage when you are flying, the high-speed operation sorting production of 5 meters per second, the production process is connected to achieve continuous and balanced production, instead of intermittent production of each process, which is lean production. The work to be done first. More complicated th